This false-color image reveals a large plume of African desert dust blowing westward over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco. The tan color of the dust makes it easy to distinguish from the purplish-white color of clouds in the region. In this scene, the plume spans all the way from the Strait of Gibraltar (upper right) to well past the Canary Islands (lower left).
The high-resolution image available here is 500 meters per pixel. Copies of this scene at rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2004204-0722/Morocco.A2004204.1350.148.500m.jpg'' target=''_blank other resolutions are also available.
Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC